I hesitate to post this but I must..... it just seems off to me.
Just got back today from a 4 day 1700 mile road trip to take care of some personal business.
The drive, for what it is worth, was out to the east coast close to Yorktown, Va. up to just south of DC and back.
To break the monotony of the drive, I decided to count how many campaign signs I could see for each candidate. I enlisted my wife's reluctant help to
look since I was the driver.
Out of the 1700 miles, 900 were mostly interstate and no signs were seen.
The other 800 miles ranged from a variety of locales, from rich to poor and everything in between. Sometimes out in those small rural areas, sometimes
in a marine bar just south of Quantico, where people are still friendly and willing to talk.
Finally tally......Trump Signs outnumbered Clinton signs by a factor of five, they were usually bigger, better placed, highly visible. The problem is
the actual numbers....
We only saw 50 Trump signs and just 12 Hillary signs. Of the Hillary signs 1 was large and the other 11 were small, and sometimes hard to see...you
had to look for them.
Of the people I talked too, the make up would be roughly 50/50 white/black. There was a noticeable lack of enthusiasm and the general trend was I am
republican and going to vote for Trump. There were quite a few I am a democrat but I am not going to vote in the election and only a couple of Hillary
And the other thing that was just off.......bumper stickers.....neither my wife or I can recall seeing a single car with anything political on it.
The best one of all was a young lady at a convenience store who had recently registered as a democrat so she could vote for her very first
presidential candidate and had been excited to do it...but she now she has decided not to vote because of all the stuff going on.
It seems so crazy that with all the hype you see on the news, out there in the real America.... the election is almost non existent compared to the
amount of bumper stickers and signs you saw in the last few elections.
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